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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid September 2 1944 - Launched October 19 1944

  1. USS LST-802
    Commissioned November 13 1944 - Decommissioned July 21 1946
    Transfered to U.S. Army July 21 1946

  2. USAT LST-802
    Commissioned 1946 - Decommissioned 1950
    Returned to U.S. Navy July 1 1950

  3. USS LST-802
    Recommissioned August 30 1950

    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned June 30 1960

    Struck from Naval Register July 1 1960

  5. JDS HAYATOMO MSL-461 (Japanese Naval Service)
    Loaned to Japan and renamed
    Decommissioned by Japan March 31 1972

    Fate unknown


Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. LST-802 Covers Page 1    (1955)
  2. Hamilton County Covers Page 1    (1955)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

2nd Commissioning August 30 1950 to June 30 1960


Locy Type


JonBurdett lst802 19550622 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst802 19550622.jpg

As LST-802


Locy Type


GregCiesielski HamiltonCounty LST802 19551125 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski HamiltonCounty LST802 19551125 1 Front.jpg



Locy Type


JonBurdett hamiltoncounty lst802 19550808 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett hamiltoncounty lst802 19550808.JPG



Other Information

LST-802 earned 1 battle star for World War II service, and 7 battle stars for Korean War service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal -Korean Service Medal (7) - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Counties in 10 states



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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